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[kwod-ruh-sen-ten-uh-ree, -sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwod-ruh-sen-tee-nuh-ree] /ˌkwɒd rə sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, -ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; especially British ˌkwɒd rə sɛnˈti nə ri/

noun, plural quadricentenaries, adjective


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    [kwod-ruh-sen-ten-ee-uh l] /ˌkwɒd rə sɛnˈtɛn i əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or marking the completion of a period of four hundred years. noun 2. a quadricentennial anniversary. 3. its celebration. /ˌkwɒdrɪsɛnˈtɛnɪəl/ noun 1. a 400th anniversary adjective 2. of, relating to, or celebrating a 400th anniversary n. also quadri-centennial, 1859, from quadri- + centennial.

  • Quadricep

    [kwod-ruh-sep] /ˈkwɒd rə sɛp/ 1. a quadriceps muscle. n. large extensor muscle of the leg, 1840, from quadri- on model of bicep. Related: Quadriceps. So called because divided into four parts.

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    [kwod-ruh-seps] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps/ noun, plural quadricepses [kwod-ruh-sep-siz] /ˈkwɒd rəˌsɛp sɪz/ (Show IPA), quadriceps. Anatomy. 1. a large muscle in front of the thigh, the action of which extends the leg or bends the hip joint. /ˈkwɒdrɪˌsɛps/ noun (pl) -cepses (-ˌsɛpsɪz), -ceps 1. (anatomy) a large four-part muscle of the front of the thigh, which extends […]

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